Big guns take on the locals
LESS than a week after one of the most exciting Australian Super Sedan Championship finals, several key players in this memorable event are converging on Gympie tonight for the $3000-to-win Gympie Gold Rush at Mothar Mountain Speedway.
More than 20 cars from three states will take part in the event, which doubles as round 11 of the Hotondo Homes Super Sedan Championship Series.
Having finished a fine third in the Australian Championship feature race in Brisbane on Sunday night, Matt Pascoe headlines the line-up for the Gold Rush showdown.
Gympie will be well represented with three local drivers out to keep the trophy in town.
Despite piloting a six-cylinder powered car against a field of V8s, Gary Pagel outpaced many big-name drivers to snare a top 10 finish in the championship feature race.
While Mark Pagel is a proven feature winner with a victory in Maryborough earlier this season earning him the right to be considered among the favourites this weekend on a track he drives better than any other.
Completing the local contingent is youngster Dempsie Pails, enjoying a breakout season and sitting third overall in the series standings.
With a big support program including production sedans, street sedans, four-cylinders and junior sedans, the scene is set for a feast of speedway action on what is widely regarded as one of Australia's most unique, and exciting, speedway circuits.
Gates open at 3pm, with racing getting underway at 4.30. Super Sedans will contest three rounds of heats to determine the starting grid for the Gold Rush event.